Folk and Fairy Tales Taken To The Next Level.

 The books that I've included this week are fractured fairytales. In these stories, the authors has taken the traditional folk and fairy tales that we love, and added their creative  spin to the story.  I have used many of these books in my storytimes and they are always a hit with children. 

The Great Sheep Shenanigans  Peter Bently

 A lamb for my supper will taste mighty fine! thought a wily old wolf by the name of Lou Pine as he sneakily, slyly snuck up on the flock. But it wasn't the sheep that were in for a shock With a stunningly cunning plan, Lou Pine finds a disguise that is sure to deliver a lamb stew or two. But this flock of sheep aren't quite the dumb mutton they seem.
 

Wolf Won't Bite!  Emily Gravett.

A giggles-guaranteed picture book from the acclaimed Emily Gravett, starring three little pigs and a wolf who (maybe) won't bite. I can stand him on a stool! I can dress him in a bow... I can ride him like a horse but WOLF WON'T BITE! Come along on a wild circus adventure about three little pigs who have captured a wild wolf. They can make him do all sorts of tricks, but don't worry, he would NEVER bite. From award-winning and beloved creator Emily Gravett, Wolf Won't Bite! contains charming text that begs to be read aloud, and quirky humor fills every page of this playful take on "The Three Little Pigs."

Good Little Wolf Nadia Shireen.

Rolf is proud when his friend, Mrs. Boggins, calls him a good little wolf, but when the Big Bad Wolf teases him Rolf tries to prove himself by howling at the moon and blowing down Little Pig's house.

 The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by A. Wolf ; as told to Jon Scieszka

The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs. This story is guaranteed to have children laughing out loud. 

The Three Pigs  David Wiesner.

This picture book begins placidly (and familiarly) enough, with three pigs collecting materials and going off to build houses of straw, sticks, and bricks. But the wolf's huffing and puffing blows the first pig right out of the story . . . and into the realm of pure imagination. The transition signals the start of a freewheeling adventure with characteristic David Wiesner effects-cinematic flow, astonishing shifts of perspective, and sly humor, as well as episodes of flight. Satisfying both as a story and as an exploration of the nature of story, The Three Pigs takes visual narrative to a new level. Dialogued balloons, text excerpts, and a wide variety of illustration styles guide the reader through a dazzling fantasy universe to the surprising and happy ending. Fans of Tuesday's frogs and Sector 7's clouds will be captivated by old friends-the Three Pigs of nursery fame and their companions-in a new guise.

 

Huff and Puff Claudia Rueda

Loosely based on the folktale about the three little pigs, these three pigs have a different surprise for the wolf who is trying to blow their houses down. This fractured fairy tale encourages reader participation by letting them "blow the house down." 

 Big Bad Wolves at School  Stephen Krensky

Rufus doesn't like school at first. He loves being a wolf and doing wolf stuff  like running through the woods or howling at the moon. But Rufus, like all wolves, must go to school to learn real wolf work, like wearing clever disguises and speaking sheep. While Rufus learns, he also teaches: Sometimes you have to cut loose and learn to be yourself!